Feeding a need in Lynn
LYNN -- The way Tom Demakes of Old Neighborhood Foods sees it, if you have the means to help people in need and choose not to, "shame on you."
Demakes, the third-generation owner of the Waterhill Street business, is a noted philanthropist. And part of that generosity manifests itself at Christmastime, when his company has, for several years, donated food to needy families in Lynn associated with institutions such as the YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club. Thursday, Old Neighborhood gave out 75 meal boxes to the Lynn Y to be distributed to local families.